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How to know what’s really happening Francis McKee

Published by Kayfa ta, 2016, 56 pages, 9.6 × 14.8 cm, Arabic

Price: €7

In this post-truth era, how does one navigate the endless information available and choose a viable narrative of reality? In How to Know What’s Really Happening Glasgow-based writer and curator Francis McKee looks at various techniques for determining verity, from those of spy agencies and whistle-blowers to mystics and scientists.

Francis McKee is an Irish writer, medical historian, and curator working in Glasgow where since 2006 he has been the director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts, and is a lecturer and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art. McKee has worked on the development of open-source ideologies and their practical application to art spaces.

Designed by Julie Peeters and Valerie Arif.

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How to know what’s really happening Francis McKee

Published by Kayfa ta, 2016, 56 pages, 9.6 × 14.8 cm, English

Price: €7

In this post-truth era, how does one navigate the endless information available and choose a viable narrative of reality? In How to Know What’s Really Happening Glasgow-based writer and curator Francis McKee looks at various techniques for determining verity, from those of spy agencies and whistle-blowers to mystics and scientists.

Francis McKee is an Irish writer, medical historian, and curator working in Glasgow where since 2006 he has been the director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts, and is a lecturer and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art. McKee has worked on the development of open-source ideologies and their practical application to art spaces.

Designed by Julie Peeters and Valerie Arif.

#2016 #francismckee #juliepeeters #kayfata
30 Jahre Kunst Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam & Kunstverein München, München, 2017, 192 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English / German

Price: €19

The eighth instalment in Kunstverein München’s ‘Companion’ series, this “Verkaufskatalog” contains images, prices, material descriptions, and gallery designations for each of the works by artists Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys included in the exhibition 30 Jahre Kunst. The diverse spectrum of the duo’s collaborative practice – drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, kinetic objects, and videos – is represented over the book’s 192 pages, all printed in black and white. In addition, a number of lost, destroyed, or forgotten works are featured, as well as new works that were specially commissioned for the exhibition. Designed by Julie Peeters and Harald Thys.

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Serving Compressed Energy With Vacuum Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2015, 110 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €19

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Kunstverein München, this catalogue is presented as an integral part of the show, augmenting it through the presentation of subjects, aspects, and themes which are better suited to the printed medium or demand another kind of involvement. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s works involve painting, drawing, digital media, and video, and reflect her fascination from a female point of view with the representation of women in mass media, the connections between sex and technology, different knowledge systems, and the unconscious. Besides numerous works, projects, and images, the book includes insightful explanations by the artist.

Designed by Julie Peeters.

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Bill 3 Julie Peeters (editor)

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2021, 184 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 31 cm, English

Price: €28

A special archival issue, featuring unpublished Martin Margiela lookbook photographs, a horse, street style from the 90’s, vases of Japan, a silver story, a flash forward and back, tennis, an icecube tray, more Margiela, Hysteric Glamour and a bunch of frivolous images. The stories are sourced from the book collections of RareBooksParis and Julie Peeters. Edited and designed by Julie Peeters.

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Linderism Linder

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln & Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2020, 128 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 28 cm, English

Price: €25

Accompanying the first in-depth survey of her work in the UK, Linderism offers four new perspectives on Linder’s wide-ranging practice by James Boaden, Alyce Mahon, Amy Tobin and Sarah Victoria Turner. The essays address Linder’s early photomontages forged in the crucible of punk and post-punk culture in the North-West of England, as well as more recent shifts in her practice encompassing spirituality, the occult, and the surreal. Linderism is fully illustrated including extensive documentation of working drawings, and research images – the materials that have long formed the basis of her practice – as well as documentation of works included in the survey exhibition.

Designed by Julie Peeters.

#2020 #juliepeeters #linder #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig